Why Is Trading So Hard?

Despite what the late night infomercials might tell you trading is a difficult profession. The rules that describe successful trading are very simple and can be distilled into three basic ideas. If its trending up – buy it If its trending down – sell it Dont bet the farm. There is nothing in these rules…

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The Guilt of a Trader

I FELT GUILTY that I wasn’t using my degrees. I felt guilty that I hadn’t made my parents proud because I’d quit the corporate life. I felt guilty that I was allowing my prime career building years escape me, while I traded full-time. I felt like I’d let so many people down. People feel guilty…

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Updated Privacy Policy

LIKE EVERYONE ELSE ON the entire internet, we’ve updated our Privacy Policy in line with the new data protection regulations implemented across Europe (also known as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations). If you’re curious, you can check out the link at the bottom of every webpage on our website. You know that we value…

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Money Quotes to Live By

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. – Benjamin Franklin How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case. – Robert G. Allen Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so…

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A Trader in the Making

A SECRET HAND-WRITTEN message goes out to each student. “20c for toasted sandwiches. 12.30pm – room 2A. Bring your own sandwich.” And before I knew it, I was in business. Toasting sandwiches on a fork, connected to a ruler, held up to the industrial school heater. Around 15 twelve-year-old girls became my regular clients. I…

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Who Are You?

I WAS SIDE-BY-SIDE with my Grandmother at the retirement village, looking into her dresser mirror. “Who do you see Gran?” I asked. “I see an old woman. I’m always shocked when I see her. Inside I’m still 18 years old, dancing and laughing with my fiancé, my whole life ahead of me.” You see, our…

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There Is Nothing New Under The Sun

With the news that CBA has just copped a $700 million fine for its role in a pervasive money laundering scheme I am curious as to why there is no custodial sentence for anyone involved. since the majority of other money laundering cases have involved someone going to prison. Whilst I am not one for…

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Other Peoples Money

Institutional Investor have just published their latest list of the top hedge fund earners from 2017. To make things easier I have converted the list into the table show below. The return column is the return for 2017 from the groups highest performing fund. I then decided to reorder the table based upon performance. I…

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Well This Is Sad

Has the world really come to a point where adults and children need to be taught how to play…. Kids need to play; defined as unstructured, fun and imaginary. Movement play is the stepping stone to an active childhood, which defines an adult’s activity level by age eight. Creating active children is a key to…

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When Is A Benchmark Not A Benchmark

I have been reading snippets of the Productivity Commissions report into the state of superannuation in Australia and whilst my reading has so far been cursory nothing I have read so far sways me from my opinion that the best solution is to simply nationalise the entire thing and put everyone into an index based…

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The Benefits of Admitting When You Don’t Know

I  disagree with myself.” This is what a third-grade boy said in front of his math class during a discussion about even and odd numbers. He believed six was both even and odd. When one classmate presented counterevidence, he considered her point. “I didn’t think of it that way,” he said. “Thank you for bringing that up.”…

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How Strenuous Exercise Affects Our Immune System

If you have ever run a marathon, you know that the effort can cause elation, exhaustion, achy legs, blackened toenails and an overwhelming urge to eat. But it is unlikely to have made you vulnerable to colds or other illnesses afterward, according to a myth-busting new review of the latest science about immunity and endurance…

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How Income Affects the Brain

We often attribute financial problems to bad life decisions: Why didn’t that person stay in college? Why didn’t they pick a more lucrative career? Why did they have so many kids? But several recent studies suggest that having less money can actually affect thinking and memory for the worse. In the most recent of these…

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